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Length
Surfaces
Type

Acequia Trail

1.6 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Amole del Norte Trail

1.5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail

3.6 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Arroyo Hondo Trail

0.7 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Bear Canyon Trail

2.3 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Canyon Rim Trail

2.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Cinder Road River Trail (Gallinas River Walk)

2.8 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Cloud-Climbing Trestle Trail

1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

Dinosaur Trail

1.8 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

District Trail

1.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Embudo Recreation Trail

1.6 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Gibson Boulevard Trail

2.5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Grand View Trail

1.3 mi
State: NM
Ballast

I-40 Trail

8.1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

La Llorona Multi-Use Path

4.8 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Las Estrellas Trail

0.6 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Mariposa Trail

1.3 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

McMahon Boulevard Trail

3.9 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

North Diversion Channel Trail

8.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Outfall Channel Trail

4.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt
Accordion

Paseo de las Montanas Trail

5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Paseo del Bosque Trail

16 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail

3.1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Paseo del Norte Trail

8.7 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Rancho Viejo Trail

6.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Rio Grande River Trail

11.9 mi
State: NM, TX
Concrete

River Trail

4.7 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Riverside Trail (NM)

1.3 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Salado Canyon Trail

1.3 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Santa Fe Rail-Trail

16.8 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Dirt

Sonoma Ranch Multi-Use Path

3.6 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Spur Trail

3 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Switchback Trail

3 mi
State: NM
Dirt

Tierra Contenta Trail

2.4 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Tramway Recreation Trail

8.5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete

Triviz Multi-Use Path

4.5 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

University Multi-Use Path

1.1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt

Unser Boulevard Trail

8.1 mi
State: NM
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Acequia Trail begins south of downtown Santa Fe, near St. Francis Drive, at a juncture with the Santa Fe Rail-Trail. From there, the paved pathway travels southwest, through residential...
NM 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Amole del Norte Trail provides a convenient north-south route through southwestern Albuquerque neighborhoods.
NM 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Arroyo De Los Chamisos Trail begins just outside of Villa Linda Park. This starting point is also nearby to plenty of stores, including the Santa Fe Place Mall, as well as a theatre, and dining...
NM 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Arroyo Hondo Trail is a dirt path southwest of the city outside of a small residence community. An RV Park is also nearby. A good road for exercising away from the property. 
NM 0.7 mi Dirt
The Bear Canyon Trail is an east-west route through northern Albuquerque stretching from the Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course to Juan Tabo Boulevard. To either side, the trail offers neighborhood views;...
NM 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Canyon Rim Trail is a bike-pedestrian pathway along East Road (SR 502) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The trail offers  grand views into Los Alamos Canyon, of the Jemez Mountains to the west, and...
NM 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Cinder Road River Trail is a multipurpose trail along Gallinas Creek in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Riverwalk snakes through downtown. Although the trail sits on the creek’s east bank, pretty...
NM 2.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Cloud-Climbing Trestle Trail, sometimes referred to as the Mexican Canyon Trestle Trail for the landmark feature at its end, offers a moderately challenging, but beautiful, climb through the Trestle...
NM 1 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Dinosaur Trail follows I-25 eastward, sitting outside a residential area. The trails name is derived from the street it travels parallel with until its termination at Richards Avenue. The end of...
NM 1.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The District Trail is a straight, paved path following the alignment of the old New Mexico Central Railroad (1903-1926) from Richards Ave. at Ave. del Sur to south of A Van Nu Po, near Institute of...
NM 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Embudo Recreation Trail provides a short route to the beautiful Sandia Mountains through eastern Albuquerque neighborhoods from Morris Street to Tramway Boulevard. Although the Embudo Recreation...
NM 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Gibson Boulevard Trail follows its namesake thoroughfare across southeastern Albuquerque, passing the city's airport and ending just past Morris Field. The trail offers a mix of urban views and...
NM 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Grand View Trail is an easy trail constructed along portions of the abandoned Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad grade. It winds through pinon and juniper and offers a breathtaking vista...
NM 1.3 mi Ballast
Paralleling its namesake thoroughfare, the I-40 Trail stretches across Albuquerque from Unser Boulevard to Tramway Boulevard. Although major gaps in the trail currently exist, it's an important...
NM 8.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
La Llorona Multi-Use Path is located in the city of Las Cruces in southern New Mexico, less than an hour north of El Paso.  The trail sits on the eastern edge of the Rio Grande River. The Rio Grande,...
NM 4.8 mi Asphalt
The Las Estrellas Trail is north of downtown Santa Fe and begins on Tano Rd., roughly a quarter mile from Route 84. A quck trail ride of less than a mile, it ends just short of the Veterans Memorial...
NM 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Mariposa Trail begins on the doorstep of Petroglyph National Monument, an important natural resource and archeological site, and travels north through the Taylor Ranch neighborhood to Mariposa...
NM 1.3 mi Asphalt
The McMahon Boulevard Trail begins in the northwestern corner of Albuquerque, on the edge of the vast mesa that borders the city. It stretches nearly four miles through residential and commercial...
NM 3.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Albuquerque's North Diversion Channel Trail is an important commuter route, traveling north from the University of New Mexico campus to Balloon Fiesta Park, an area used year-round for ballooning,...
NM 8.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
The Outfall Channel Trail mimics the Alameda Arroyo (seasonal stream) as it travels from east to west across Las Cruces. The paved trail, nearly 4.5 miles long was built to connect two other city...
NM 4.4 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Paseo de las Montanas Trail runs through Albuquerque's upscale Northeast Heights neighborhood toward the city's most dramatic physical feature: the Sandia Mountains. The route begins near Winrock...
NM 5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
While not a rails to trails project this has got to be one of the most wonderful urban trails in America. Originally set aside as part of open land initiative it is certainly one of the best features...
NM 16 mi Asphalt
The Paseo del Nordeste Recreation Trail traverses the city's northeastern neighborhoods along the Hahn Arroyo. It begins at a junction with the North Diversion Channel Trail and travels east towards...
NM 3.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Following its namesake thoroughfare along the northern edge of Albuquerque, the Paseo del Norte Trail traverses both rural and urban landscapes. It offers views of two important natural landmarks in...
NM 8.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Rancho Viejo Trail works as a intercommunity of paths with multiple access points to travel throughout the residence and the three schools and market within the area. Connected with the District...
NM 6.4 mi Asphalt
A 10.5-mile stretch of the developing Rio Grande River Trail begins near the Texas/New Mexico border and continues south, connecting the Texas communities of Anthony, Vinton, Canutillo and El Paso....
NM, TX 11.9 mi Concrete
Santa Fe's River Trail is open in three segments, all of which are off Agua Fria Road. The segment farthest east is just two blocks down from the Santa Fe Railway and just across from De Vargas Park....
NM 4.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
At just over a mile, the Riverside Trail provides a short, easy route through northwestern Albuquerque with open vistas and neighborhood views. The trail begins at Mariposa Basin Park, a popular...
NM 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Salado Canyon Trail is a moderate trail constructed along portions of the abandoned Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad grade. Volunteers have restored a train trestle of approximately 110...
NM 1.3 mi Dirt
The Santa Fe Rail Trail follows the old Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line, beginning at Santa Fe’s Railyard Park on the southwestern end of the city and continuing to Highway 285 in Lamy....
NM 16.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Located in eastern Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Sonoma Ranch Multi-Use Path provides a safe environment for walking and biking along the busy boulevard of the same name. The moderately hilly topography...
NM 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Spur Trail a wide dirt trail running through desert scrub south of Santa Fe, following a dusty route during the dry season. The trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and runners....
NM 3 mi Dirt
The Switchback Trail is a moderately difficult 3-mile loop constructed along portions of the former Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad. In the middle of the trail, there is one especially...
NM 3 mi Dirt
The Tierra Contenta Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the far southwestern end of Santa Fe. The trail starts north of Capital High School at a point north of Avenida Contenta, just to the west of...
NM 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Tramway Recreation Trail follows Tramway Boulevard, a major north-south route on the eastern edge of Albuquerque. The path runs along the foothills that skirt the city, offering spectacular,...
NM 8.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Las Cruces is a city is southern New Mexico, about 50 minutes north of El Paso, Texas. The Triviz Multi-Use Path is one of the paved recreational paths found in the city. It is located in the west of...
NM 4.5 mi Asphalt
The University Multi-Use Path is so named because it lines the edge of the New Mexico State University Campus in Las Cruces. The trail sits on the south side of University Avenue between College...
NM 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Unser Boulevard Trail travels south along Albuquerque's western flank from Petroglyph National Monument and Indian Petroglyph State Park to Blake Road. Along the way, travelers will enjoy desert...
NM 8.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Canyon Rim Trail

Nice Easy Sunday Ride

August, 2019 by livingingracenow

This is a good trail for beginners or those who want a leisurely pedal in the mountain town of Los Alamos, NM. The west end of the trail starts at the giant parking lot for the Smith's Marketplace (groceries, Starbucks, deli and hotbar, and wine & cheese tasting bar) and winds along the Los Alamos Canyon rim through ponderosa and pinon pine and juniper forest, with great views of Los Alamos Canyon, the Rio Grande Valle, the Jemez Mtns to the west and the Sangre de Cristo Mtns to the east. There is a smaller parking lot with a nice clean indoor pit toilet at the east end of the trail, and if you would like to pedal a little further for some healthy refreshments, you can continue east on NM502 about 1/4 mi., then turn left (twice) and go to the end of Entrada Dr. (past Holiday Inn Express) to the Los Alamos Coop Market (organic and local groceries, soup and salad bar, deli, custom made sandwiches and fresh squeezed juices, and on Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. you can get and awesome omelet breakfast for $10!). This is one of the few bike routes in Los Alamos that requires no major hill climbing and boasts 2 separate "million dollar bridges" - one spanning a narrow deep canyon. This trail is a wide, asphalt multi-user trail so there are walkers, joggers, baby strollers and dogs, as well as the gamut of non-motorized cyclists. Great way to be introduced to outdoors Los Alamos!

Canyon Rim Trail

Nice Easy Sunday Ride

August, 2019 by livingingracenow

This trail is very nice for beginners and those just looking for a leisurely pedal in Los Alamos. At the west end of the trail you can park in the giant Smiths with lot and at the west end is a smaller parking area with a clean pit toilet “relief station. You can continue east on NM 502 at this point..

River Trail

Almost a 5 star

July, 2019 by wireboss

First off the path is made of the best skating concrete! No cracks, and great changing views. Heartily recommend. The only reason I didn't 5 star is that it is a slope that goes to the west that is a bit much going east. Someone else may say it's a great workout :)

Accordion

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Paseo del Bosque Trail

February, 2019 by thejake91739

On a vacation from southern California, we rode the trail on a beautiful weekday morn in October of 2015. We parked at the north trailhead, pedaled down as far as the Botanic Garden, then headed back.
We pretty much had the trail to ourselves on a perfect fall day. The trail was flat, straight, smooth, and ideal for those looking for a fast paced workout. Being out-of-staters we were looking forward to majestic views of the mighty Rio Grande, but we were denied due to all of the trees between the river and the trail. On the bright side, at least some fall color was beginning to appear on those trees.
I think the highlights for us were admiring the grand estates that line the trail, and checking off another state on our quest to bike all fifty.

Mariposa Trail

Short enjoyable trail

December, 2018 by jpmosca_2000

Goes from Unser to Mariposa Park. From there you can take a trail west to Boca Negra Canyon or get on the Riverside trail.

Unser Boulevard Trail

Not really a trail however.

December, 2018 by jpmosca_2000

Like was said more of a street tour. Get off just past Montano and go into the Boca Negra Canyon. Try going up the hill inside the canyon. If you can do it you're in good shape. Wide bike lane but be careful..you're in Albuquerque.

Paseo del Bosque Trail

Great trail within city limits

October, 2018 by wmenne6

We road our mtb bikes therefore able to explore the many multi-use trails that shoot off the paved trail into Rio Grande Valley State Park. There were so many choices of paved, gravel and dirt trails. We did not have any issue with goathead spurs.

Paseo del Bosque Trail

nice ride, but bring your flat fixxing tools.

September, 2018 by kingdome

Sept 2018: Nice ride, quite flat except for underpasses. It was unexpectedly busy for a Sunday morning, but the first day the ride was great. Loved the scenery, the long straight sections and even the temperature of mid 80s was a relief for us on our two CatTrikes . We parked at Central Ave and rode north and then turned around and headed south, then back to the parking area. A nice ride to work the kinks out after sitting on a tour bus for a week. On the second day, we headed south first just to be different. We didn't make it back to Central before the goat head got me on the left front tire. At home, I normally ride some fairly rough surfaces but I don't usually worry about flat tires. I keep good rubber on all three tires and "thornproof" innertubes on my Cattrikes. Big Mistake! Goat heads are very plentiful and super tough. Ayway, after three days and three flats, we gave up. I think I will investigate airless tires. That would make the riding in that area much more enjoyable. A bit of research on the internet convinced me that the goat head problem will be a continuing problem far into the future. Perhaps a bit of warning to folks coming in from other parts of the country would be in order.

Unser Boulevard Trail

Unser blvd trail not really a trail

October, 2017 by mhw.wbw

This is more of a sidewalk by a super busy street. You would have to make quite a few stops in your run/walk or ride as there are many street crossings. Nothing scenic about this trail south of I40 unless you like watching cars race.

Rio Grande River Trail

Poorly maintained

October, 2017 by jimfinn12

This trail is very poorly maintained. Bushes are over grown, puddles create mud which covers the hard surface in dirt, and and most recently horses have been using the trail and haven't been cleaned up after. I had to ride portions of this trail with my shirt over my nose. I've ridden twice and gotten thorns in my tires both times. This trail probably works for hiking or running but it's a bust for biking because of the maintenance issues.

Rio Grande River Trail

Rio Grande trail in El Paso was great!

April, 2017 by mark.harold

This is an excellent bike trail, flat, empty, and scenic. I followed "bike chic's" excellent directions. I rode south from where I parked for a total of 15 miles round trip.

Tramway Recreation Trail

Clear Day

March, 2017 by noeljkelller

A light wind day on excellent Northern Section of the Trail. Noel Keller

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